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Merrimack (MER) vs Connecticut (CON)
Date: Friday, October 31, 2014
Non-Conference Game
Liberty Invitational (Newark, NJ)
Attendance: 2113
Start Time: 4:30 pm  End Time: 6:52 pm  Total Time: 2:22

Scoring by Period - MER 0-1-1-0=2; CON 1-0-1-0=2
Connecticut Wins Shootout 2-0 (3 Rounds)

1st Period
Scoring - 1, CON Spencer Naas/2 (Joey Ferriss/1, Jacob Poe/2) 6:14
Penalties - Hampus Gustafsson, MER (Slashing) 8:22; Patrick Kirtland, CON (5-Boarding) 12:58; Patrick Kirtland, CON (10-Game Misconduct) 12:58; Mathieu Tibbet, MER (Tripping) 18:10

2nd Period
Scoring - 2, MER Vinny Scotti/1 (Hampus Gustafsson/4, Brian Christie/2) 18:33 (PP)
Penalties - Kyle Huson, CON (Cross-Checking) 0:44; Corey Ronan, CON (Hooking) 2:33; Jace Hennig, MER (Tripping) 4:43; Spencer Naas, CON (High-Sticking) 5:56; Alfred Larsson, MER (Roughing) 8:47; Ryan Segalla, CON (Roughing) 8:47; Jesse Schwartz, CON (Slashing) 10:00; Kasperi Ojantakanen, CON (Tripping) 17:54

3rd Period
Scoring - 3, CON Kasperi Ojantakanen/1 0:23
4, MER Dan Kolomatis/1 (Brian Christie/3, Hampus Gustafsson/5) 6:29 (PP)
Penalties - Ryan Segalla, CON (5-Interference) 5:00; Justin Hussar, MER (Slashing) 12:03; Rasmus Tirronen, MER (Tripping) 12:46

Overtime
Scoring - None
Penalties - None

Merrimack Goaltending - Rasmus Tirronen (64:58, 22 shots, 20 saves, 2 GA); Empty Net (0:02, 0 GA)

Connecticut Goaltending - Rob Nichols (64:46, 40 shots, 38 saves, 2 GA); Empty Net (0:14, 0 GA)

Tie - Rasmus Tirronen, MER (4-0-1). Tie - Rob Nichols, CON (1-3-2).

Shots On Goal - MER 4-21-12-3=40; CON 8-4-8-2=22

Power Plays - MER 2 of 8; CON 0 of 5

Penalties - MER 6 (12 min); CON 9 (32 min)

New Records - Connecticut 1-3-2, Merrimack 4-1-1

Shootout:
Round 1: Shootout Attempt by CON Evan Richardson Saved by MER Goaltender Rasmus Tirronen (MER 0, CON 0)
Round 1: Shootout Attempt by MER Brian Christie Saved by CON Goaltender Rob Nichols (MER 0, CON 0)
Round 2: Shootout GOAL by CON Kasperi Ojantakanen, against MER Goaltender Rasmus Tirronen (MER 0, CON 1)
Round 2: Shootout Attempt by MER Brett Seney Saved by CON Goaltender Rob Nichols (MER 0, CON 1)
Round 3: Shootout GOAL by CON Shawn Pauly, against MER Goaltender Rasmus Tirronen (MER 0, CON 2)
Round 3: MER - No Shot Taken (MER 0, CON 2)

Three Stars: 1. Rob Nichols (Connecticut) 2. Dan Kolomatis (Merrimack) 3. Kasperi Ojantakanen (Connecticut)

Referees: Matt Brady, Andrew Suhovic  Linesmen: Ryan Knapp, Tim Lyons